July 28, 2007
I Couldn't Say No!!
OK, so let me set the scene for you...
I'm roaming the faire while Mommy Knit Wit was getting a psychic reading done. I saw a store that I've always passed up. Beautiful gowns and I always knew there was no way I could afford one, so why look right?
Well I had some time to kill so I wandered into the store. My eyes fell on the gown. I was in love. It was painful. I knew I would never have it. But I couldn't stop staring. The girl working in the shop asked if I wanted to try it on, I laughed and said no, flipping the price tag over to check it.
And I stopped. And stared.
Then I asked the woman if it was for just the skirt. She said no. The skirt and bodice then. Nope. The whole thing? Yup. Everything? Yes. Shirt, skirt, overskirt and bodice? Nope. AHA! It's for the skirt, shirt, bodice, overskirt, hoopskirt and the small hanging pouch.
I kinda stared at her for a minute before asking her if she could double check to make sure. She sent the owner of the shop over who confirmed the price. No, you may not know the price. But, for the sake of argument, lets just say it was the equivalent of finding $5 Koigu or $7 cashmere or something else along those lines. Needless to say, I couldn't pass it up. (Could YOU pass up $5 Koigu? Yeah, didn't think so.)
I think it suits me better than my old costume did. I guess I'm not a pirate at heart, but a princess.
Funny thing was, after changing costumes Mommy Knit Wit looked like my servant.